Interview with Emily Martinez and Liat Berdugo on art, neoliberal subjectivity, and the sharing economy – Epistemic Unruliness 4

On this episode, James talks with Liat Berdugo and Emily Martinez, a duo of activists-artists from California currently working on the Making You, Making Others project. The conversation covers the sharing economy – what is it and how it reveals the anxious substratum of neoliberal subjectivity. We also discuss the neoliberal problem of approaching one’s life as an entrepreneurial venture that one “makes”, as well as how art can provide a venue for the construction of alternative subjectivities and momentarily undo normal perception to give a glimpse of other possible realities. This was a fun one!

Visit their project’s website here; view the first video from their project here. Find Emily and Liat online at Emily’s website; Liat’s website; Emily’s twitter, and Liat’s twitter.

Requests for texts for us to discuss? Dreams for us to interpret? Advice questions for us to answer? Ideas for interview? Email us at alwaysalreadypodcast AT gmail DOT com. Subscribe on iTunes. Follow us on Twitter. Like our Facebook page. Get the mp3 of the episode here. RSS feed here. Thanks to Rocco & Lizzie and to B for the music.

 

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Interview with Izzy Broomfield on Public Service in Appalachia – Epistemic Unruliness 3

John talks with Izzy Broomfield – currently serving with Americorps VISTA in Eastern Kentucky – about place and about putting the ‘community’ in community service. Having met in Las Vegas this past spring (listen to the episode to hear how), Izzy and John talk through Izzy’s Kentucky background and current work in Hazard, Kentucky. In the course of doing so, the discussion engages the importance of place and lived experience, bell hooks, the need for inventiveness and listening in public service, and more. They end by addressing and trying to deconstruct the pesky theory/practice divide.

Be sure to check out Izzy’s vlog about their work!

 

Requests for texts for us to discuss? Dreams for us to interpret? Advice questions for us to answer? Ideas for interview? Email us at alwaysalreadypodcast AT gmail DOT com. Subscribe on iTunes. Follow us onTwitter. Like our Facebook page. Get the mp3 of the episode here. RSS feed here. This episode’s music by Ricky Perry and by B.

 

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Mountains, mist, and community in Hazard, Kentucky (photo by Izzy)

Interview with Doug Lain of Zero Books on Radical Publishing – Epistemic Unruliness 2

In this episode James talks with Doug Lain, publisher of Zero Books and the host of Zero Squared Podcast. The discussion ranges from what it means to be a radical book publisher in the 21st century, to taking Karl Marx seriously, the legacies of the Frankfurt School, as well as speculating about the aspirations and idealism of the Millennial Zeitgeist, everyone’s favorite generation.

Requests for texts for us to discuss? Dreams for us to interpret? Advice questions for us to answer? Ideas for interview? Email us at alwaysalreadypodcast AT gmail DOT com. Subscribe on iTunes. Follow us onTwitter. Like our Facebook page. Get the mp3 of the episode here. RSS feed here. This episode’s music by Jordan Cass and by B.

 

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Interview with The Illuminator on collective political art and the commons – Epistemic Unruliness 1

We inaugurate our Epistemic Unruliness series in this episode with a conversation with Kyle DePew and Rachel Brown (not our Rachel!) of the collective political art project known as The Illuminator. James, Kyle, and Rachel discuss the group’s genesis during Occupy Wall Street, their light projection activism around NYC, run-ins with the NYPD, and ways of reclaiming the commons in physical and digital space. And, James explains the genealogy of our name and why we think it’s important to be unruly.

Follow The Illuminator on Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, and Flickr 

Requests for texts for us to discuss? Dreams for us to interpret? Advice questions for us to answer? Email us at alwaysalreadypodcast AT gmail DOT com. Subscribe on iTunes. Follow us onTwitter. Like our Facebook page. Get the mp3 of the episode here. RSS feed here. This episode’s music by Rocco & Lizzie and by B.

 

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